2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum

The All-Virtual 2021 SWAF

Some roundtables are created for a specific purpose, then disband when the purpose is achieved. For example, the SWAF 2021 roundtable was created in anticipation of the all-virtual 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum. The group planned activities for Day 3, creating opportunities for attendees to actively engage with practitioners, leaders, and researchers across topics related to fire management, cultural burning, and emerging initiatives throughout the region. 

The 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum took place in April 2021 and was co-convened with the Climate Science Alliance (CSA). Building on takeaways from the 2018 Forum, the 2021 SWAF convened leaders, practitioners, and researchers from across the Southwest to explore efforts advancing climate change adaptation and resilience. Unique to the 2021 SWAF was the Tribal Advisory Committee, made up of tribal environmental professionals representing a diverse composition of Indigenous Nations across Southwest states, who led the visioning for the event. Over the course of 3 days, adaptation professionals interacted in 22 sessions, with presentations, panel discussions, and a powerful, interactive training for scientists and practitioners working with, or looking to collaborate with, Indigenous Communities. 

Explore the SWAF 2021 website to find information about content from each day and Forum partners.

Learn about the content covered at SWAF 2021 by reviewing the Forum summary slide deck. 

Meet the 2021 Southwest Adaptation Forum Roundtable Members

Andi Thode

Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Northern Arizona University

Carolyn Enquist

Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center

Courtney Peterson

Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change, Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science, & Colorado State University

Molly Hunter

University of Arizona